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Windham Technical High School

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3 stars

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Posted October 8, 2008

This School Is Very Unprofessional. I Thought By Sending My Son To A Technical School There May Be Some Good Teachers There To Teach These Young Kids And Encourage Them To Learn But Honestly And Truly It Is The Exact Opposite. Most Of My Sons Teachers Were Way Behind On Putting Grades In And Updating PowerSchool. Emailing Teachers Does Not Seem To Work And Calling Doesn't Do Much Either. I've Walked In To The Office Numerous Times And Smelt Alcohol Under The Persons Breath That I Was Speaking To. The Security Guard Is A Complete Pervert And Has Watched My Son And Stood Behind Him While In The Bathroom. Overall The School Is Dirty And Has 3 Janitors Working There. The New Principals Have Made Unfair Dress Code Policies And Just Assume That Every Parent Can Afford The WT Logo Apparel. They also Assume Parents Dont Have Jobs And Can Pick Students Up After School Because There Are No Late Buses, In Which My Son Has Gotten Punished For Numerous Time. The Only Two Teachers That I Am VERY Impressed With Is The Two Shop Teachers In Architectural Technologies. The School Needs More Academic Teachers Like Them Who Actually Care For Their Students. BIG IDEA: Not A Good School, Don' Go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

Im in my sophomore year of this school, and i absoutally love it! the teachers are so supportive of you and are always there for extra help. Even through our school isnt the newest, its the top of the line for education. Im currently in the health tech program here and im becoming a CNA next year. i would defanitly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

Today was my first day here at Windham Tech and is is the best school you need to experience this School. I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2005

Tech is a very good school for learning a trade and getting ahead in life however the school is too caught up in school politics to actually take the time to care about your children, and try to help them learn. The no child left behind act is definately nonexistant in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2004

My child attends Windham Tech. My child has excellent shop teachers, however a few of the other teachers lack the ability to deal with children with handicaps. My child is constantly criticized and treated like a bad child because of the disability. There is a real lack of training and disision making abilities in this regaurd.Some teachers retain grudges against children and don't see the efforts and the changes the child is trying to make. Some of the projects the children must do have nothing to do with their courses of study (art). They do have an excellent principle a Doctor Fred Ashton, who has made every effort to communicate with me and help out my child. My child was punched in the face in front of a teacher. She had every chance to defuse the situation before it exculated to this but did not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

I attended this school a few years ago, so I'm sure some changes have occured, but I think this is a great school. All of the teachers are very supportive. I attended before there were many 'female' shops offered, but I (as a female) was treated equally among the predominantly male students. Although the regular classes should have been more challenging, I truly enjoyed my experience attending Windham Tech. I think it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

The admission policy needs some overseeing by other professionals. It appears that the principal makes all the decisions there is no appeals process. Once in, the shops are well organized but the goals do not offer alternatives to students who have the ability to expand their horizons. Square pegs fit well as do round ones but a different one does not have choices. Structure and discipline are excellent if that is what your child needs. Minorities are respected and appear to be treated fairly as is the rest of the population female and male. Males are the administration, few female teachers, very sex roles divided. Females do females work, but males are in all classes as are females but males predominate male roles as do females in nursing and males in automative.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 89% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 61%
Hispanic 27% 20%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Willimantic, CT 06226
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